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The hinges on the right side of my laptop monitor appear to be stuck. I cannot close the monitor or the monitor begins to come apart at the seams.

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If you have no idea how to disassemble it then search website to find one very close to your laptop type. you should be in earlier steps (usually after the KB taken out) to take apart screen and then you can examine any damage or not. if something broken then you need to buy the part to replace. Otherwise after you put back it should fix the problem.

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